The view from the “Keyboard Cockpit” at the 2017 Cruise to the Edge Pre-Party in Tampa
Andrew Colyer’s live keyboard rig with Circuline, 2016-2018
Andrew Colyer's keyboard/vocal rig with the Prog Rock Orchestra - for the YES Cruise to the Edge and the Moody Blues Cruise
Andrew Colyer’s keyboard/vocal rig with the Prog Rock Orchestra – for the YES Cruise to the Edge and the Moody Blues Cruise

Andrew Colyer is a sponsored artist with:

Yamaha Musical Instruments

Muse Research – Receptor 2+ Pro Max

On the road with The Tubes – backup on keys/vocals
A few years ago, when I got my first Receptor….

Andrew Colyer is a sponsored artist with Kryptonite Cases:



Andrew Colyer has been a Cakewalk user since 1999:

Andrew Colyer at the NAMM Cakewalk Booth.
Andrew Colyer at the NAMM Cakewalk Booth.
Circa 2006…my shameless Cakewalk endorsement….



Here’s the short list of some of Andrew’s stuff:

Hardware and Instruments

Alesis A6 Andromeda
Alesis Microverb III
Alesis Midiverb III
Alesis QS7.1
Arturia KeyLab 61
Arturia KeyLab 88
Auralex Acoustic Foam Sound Treatment
Avalon VT-737sp
Casio Rapman with Voice Effector
Dell Inspiron 1300 (Laptop)
Dell Inspiron E1705 (Laptop)
Dell Monitors (2)
Echo Gina 24/96 Breakout Box and Sound Card
Ensoniq SQ1 Plus (Peter Morrison Band)
Ensoniq SQ1 Plus (Ed Fitzgerald)
Event 20/20 Biamplified System Monitors (2)
Furman AR-1215 AC Line Voltage Regulator Power Conditioner
HP Pavilion g7-1070us Notebook PC
JVC TD-W307 Stereo Double Cassette Deck
JVC XL-V141 Compact Disc Player
Kawai K4r
Kawai MAV-8 MIDI Patchbay
Korg Kronos X (61-key)
Korg microKorg XL+
Korg Triton Pro (76-key)
Korg Triton Pro (88-key)
Kurzweil PC1se
M-Audio Delta 66 24/96 Breakout Box and Sound Card
Mackie CR1604-VLZ 16-Channel Mic/Line Mixer
Mark of the Unicorn 828 mk3 Firewire Audio Interface
Mark of the Unicorn MTPAV Midi timepiece
Middle Atlantic Products SRK Rack
Moog MF Delay pedal
Moog Taurus 3 Bass Pedals
Moog Werkstaat
Muse Research Receptor 2+ Pro Max
Neutrik NYS-SPP-L Balanced Patchbay
Novation X-Station 25
Olds Trumpet
Peavey PBH Dynamic Cardioid Microphone (4)
Pioneer SE-30 headphones
Presonus Central Station Studio Control Center
Quik Lok Mic Stand
Quik Lok Piano Bench (2)
Rode NT-1 Condenser Microphone (2)
Roland D-50
Roland D-550
Roland DR-20 Hyper Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
Roland GI-20 GK-MIDI Interface
Roland JX-1
Roland KC-550 Keyboard Amp
Roland KD-7 bass drum MIDI trigger
Roland Octapad
Roland PD-6 MIDI drum trigger pad
Roland PG-1000 Linear Synthesizer Programmer
Roland RD-300s
Roland Sound Canvas
Roland (Edirol) UM-880 MIDI Patchbay
Roland VS-880 EX
Samson SP01 USB Condenser Microphone
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones
Sennheiser Series 100 Evolution Wireless G2 headset microphone
Sony Flat Screen Monitor
Standtastic 103 KSB 60-inch triple-tier keyboard stand (2)
Standtastic 122 KSB 45-inch double-tier keyboard stand
Steinway Vertegrande, “Sarah”
Stewart Audio ADB-4 four channel active direct box
Studiologic SL-990 Controllers (2)
Sweetwater Creation Station
Tascam US-122 USB Audio/MIDI Interface
Yamaha AN1x
Yamaha EMX640 Powered Mixer
Yamaha ES115 speakers (2)
Yamaha MS20S Powered Speaker Monitors
Yamaha MX61 keyboard
Zoom H4 Handy Recorder

African Djembe
Hawaiian Djembe
Latin Percussion Afuche/Cabasa
Latin Percussion Pro Maracas
20″ Native American handmade Elk drum
Native American handmade shakers (2 different sets)
other assorted percussion instruments and doo-dads

Software, Soft Synths, and Virtual Instruments:

Alien Connections Revalver SE (software Guitar amp modeling)
Arturia V Collection 3, 4, 5, and 6 (see below)
Arturia V Collection 6.0
–Analog Lab 3 & Analog Laboratory
–ARP 2600 V3
–B-3 V
–Buchla Easel V
–Clavinet V
–CS-80 V3
–DX7 V
–Farfisa V
–Jupiter-8 V3
–Matrix-12 V2
–Mini V3
–Modular V3
–Oberheim SEM V
–Piano V2
–Prophet V3
–Prophet VS
–Solina V2
–Spark Vintage
–Stage-73 V
–Synclavier V
–Vox Continental V2
–Wurlitzer V2
Big Fish Audio First Call Horns
Cakewalk Dimension Pro
Cakewalk Kinetic
Cakewalk Project 5, Version 2
Cakewalk Pyro Audio Creator
Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer Edition
Cakewalk Session Drummer 3
Cakewalk TTS-1
Cakewalk Z3ta+
Cyclone DXi (loop sampler/editor)
DreamStation DXi 2
DS864 (software sampler)
EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs
EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra – Brass
EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra – Percussion
EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra – Strings
EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra – Woodwinds
EastWest/Zero-G Intakt Demo
EastWest/Zero-G Kompakt Demo
GForce impOSCar
GForce Minimonsta:Melohman
GForce M-Tron Pro
GForce Oddity
GForce VSM
IK Multimedia Expansion Tank Special Edition
IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik
IK Multimedia SampleMoog
IK Multimedia SampleTank 2XL
IK Multimedia SampleTron
IK Multimedia Sonik Synth 2
IK Multimedia Syntronik
Lexicon Pantheon Reverb
LinPlug Albino 3
Mark of the Unicorn Ethno Instrument
Native Instruments Komplete 8 (27 products, 11,000 sounds)
Native Instruments Komplete 9
Native Instruments Komplete 10 Ultimate
Native Instruments Komplete 11 Ultimate
Npulse (software analog drum synth)
P-SEQ (“piano roll” pattern sequencer)
Psyn II
reFX Vanguard
Rgc: audio – Pentagon I (analog polyphonic soft synth)
Rgc: audio – Sfz
Roland Cloud – too many instruments to list here
Roland GrooveSynth
Roland V-Vocal
RXP (Rex player)
Quantum Leap Collosus
Quantum Leap RA
Quantum Leap StormDrum
Quantum Leap Voices of Passion
SonicProjects OP-X Pro
Spectral Transformer
Spectrasonics Atmosphere
Spectrasonics Keyscape
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.5
Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
–BackBeat (S.A.G.E. Expander)
–Ethno Techno (Groove Control)
–Liquid Grooves (Groove Control)
–MetaMorphosis (S.A.G.E. Expander)
–New Orleans Strut
–Skippy’s Big Bad Beats (Groove Control)
Spectrasonics Trilian
Spectrasonics Trilogy
Synchron 32 (analog-style step-sequencer)
Synthogy Ivory 2 – Grand Pianos
Synthogy Ivory 2 – Italian Grand Pianos
Ultimate Sound Bank Plugsound Box (Volumes 1 through 6 – Keyboard Collection, Fretted Instruments, Drums and percussion, Hip Hop Toolkit, Synth Collection, Global Collection)
Ultimate Sound Bank X-treme FX
Velocity (software drum sampler)

Sony/Sonic Foundry Loops and Samples
Marc Anderson’s Dragon Dance
Vince Andrews Solos & Sections
Leo Cavallo: Songwriter’s Acoustic Guitar Companion, Expanded Edition (24-bit Premium Collection)
Cinematix (Volume 1)
Cinematix (Volume 2)
Discrete Drums: Volume I
Euro Techno: Ground Loops
Bradley Fish: Unstrung
Jade Hill: Rock/Pop Guitars
James Johnson: Slow Silhouette; Extended Sound Elements for Film
Ambient Grooves: Bill Laswell’s Sample Material
Ma Ja Le: Chromosphere
On The Jazz Tip
George Pendergast Essential Percussion
Psychedelic Guitar
Rapoon: Textures & Soundscapes
Robert Rich’s Liquid Planet
Sonic Foundry Loop Sampler
Sounds of Asia: Opium
Joe Vitale: Latin Percussion
Voices of Native America
World Pop

Other Loops and Samples
Cakewalk Loops:
–PowerFX: In Your Face FX
–ProSamples: EastWest, Zero-G, Best Service
–Smart Loops: Rockit Fuel
–X-Mix: Studio Loops 1; X-Treme Dance & Hip Hop
–X-Mix: Studio Loops 2; Techno and Progressive House
Creative Essentials, Volume 27: Voices of Africa
Discrete Drums: Earthbeat (8 disc set)
Esoundz/Sonic Reality/Studio Profiles: Bill Bruford
K7 Sounds: Hard Ambience
K7 Sounds: Rap Production Arsenal
Keyfax/Twiddly Bits: Bill Bruford
M-Audio ProSessions, Volume 17: AdrenaLinn Guitars
Metal: Michiel Post
Native Instruments Kontakt 2 Sample Library
Nemesys Soundware2 Demo CD
Power FX: 2rAw 001; The Funk Master
Power FX: 2rAw 007; New World Order, Journey #1
Power FX: Downtown Orchestra
Power FX: Love and Pop String Things
Q Up Arts: Voices of Native America, Volume 2
Q Up Arts: Voices of the Aztecs
Smart Loops: Percussion Kit
Smart Loops: Pro Drum Works, Volume One
Spectrasonics: Symphony of Voices
Spectrasonics: Vocal Planet
Superphat Analog Synths
Vienna Symphonic Library Glass & Stones
Vienna Symphonic Library Sample Disc
VSampler Soundbanks (2 discs)
Zero-G: World Pack


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